Friday, February 02, 2007

Palestinian Civil War

Members of the Religion of Peace continue to kill each other throughout Palestine:

JERUSALEM, Feb. 2 — In some of the worst fighting between Palestinian factions so far, security-force members loyal to Fatah stormed the Hamas-aligned Islamic University today, setting the library and other buildings on fire, as the two factions battled today in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

At least 15 people were killed, including a 7-year-old boy, bringing the total for the past two days to 21. Nearly 200 more Palestinians, many of them civilians, have been hurt over the same period, as fierce shootouts erupted in Gaza City and the northern parts of the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian hospitals.

“I call on all parties in Gaza to stop these actions that harm the Palestinian interests,” Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said today in Ramallah in the West Bank.

Hamas and Fatah leaders met at the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Gaza City this afternoon and agreed in principle to halt the violence. “We, the leaders of the two groups, agreed, with God’s help, on a cease-fire,” Nizar Rayan, a senior Hamas leader, said as he emerged from the discussions.

But it was not clear whether the agreement would take hold. Previous cease-fires have been short-lived: A truce announced early Tuesday brought relative calm for two days, but the fighting erupted again on Thursday.

I think these people honestly make a hobby out of breaking cease-fire agreements. That and killing Jews.